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Young syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Azoospermia obstructive and chronic sinopulmonary infections
  • Barry Perkins Young syndrome
  • Sinusitis-infertility syndrome
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Young syndrome is a condition whose signs and symptoms may be similar to those seen in cystic fibrosis, including bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and obstructive azoospermia (a condition in which sperm are produced but do not mix with the rest of the ejaculatory fluid due to a physical obstruction, resulting in nonexistent levels of sperm in semen) . The condition is usually diagnosed in middle-aged men who undergo evaluation for infertility. Although the exact cause has not been identified, it is believed to be a genetic condition. At this time, there is no known effective treatment or cure for Young syndrome.[1][2]
Last updated: 6/24/2009


  1. Barker AF. Chapter 90 - Bronchiectasis, Atelectasis, Cysts, and Localized Lung Disorders. Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier; 2007;
  2. Young Syndrome. OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). March 9, 2009; Accessed 6/24/2009.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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